Lamborn retains seat for fourth term: Favored candidate in El Paso and Teller Counties
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn has secured a fourth term in Colorado's 5th Congressional District. Lamborn took the lead with 65 percent or 106,797 votes.
Independent candidate Dave Anderson trailed behind with 19 percent of the vote while Liberterian Jim Pirtle had seven percent and Misha Luzov of the Green Party had six percent of the vote. American Constitution Party Candidate Kenneth Harvell had four percent of the vote.
Democrat Bob Evans of Palmer Lake, an adjunct history professor from Pikes Peak Community College, was to run against Lamborn but suspended his campaign in January.
Lamborn was elected to office in 2006 and represents El Paso, Teller, Park, Lake, Fremont and Chaffee counties. He received 59 percent of the vote in El Paso County and 69 percent of the vote in Teller County.
Lamborn was pleased with his victory and reacted to President Barack Obama's reelection.
“I wish President Obama well with our troubled economy. I sincerely hope he will make an effort to work with republicans during his second term. My Republican colleagues and I stand ready to work with him on reducing the deficit and getting spending under control,” Lamborn said. “I believe those two things are absolutely essential to boosting our stagnant economy and creating jobs. Republicans are looking for solutions but not at the expense of compromising our bedrock principles on which we have been elected.”